REVIEWS OF DARK EARTH
5.0 out of 5 stars… despair tinged with a dark humor that I so love. What touches us in his poetry is the …
What struck me intensely about Dean’s poetry is this sense of earthiness and despair tinged with a dark humor that I so love. What touches us in his poetry is the hard and quick punch of the lines like some blast out of hell; but this is no metaphysical charade – it is our hell, our lives in this god forsaken universe where the thought of salvation isn’t some dream of transcendence, but is rather a movement toward another order of indifference, another and hopeful purgatory across some bleak landscape beyond the lies and deceit of this one.
5.0 out of 5 stars The most unique set of poems I have ever read.
I have just read, Dean’s, Dark Earth, I must say the poems were all a surprise to me. I am a lover of poems but never have I experience poems in this form, they get under your skin, and occupy your entire being. His mastery of putting the English language to work for him, to bring to life his thoughts and what he wants to project is amazing.
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for poetry lovers AND all who just love to read
Having read Dark Earth by Dean J Baker my first reaction is WOW. This was written for me. His poetry speaks to me deep down in my soul. The style of writing then the naming of the poems is so on target. A must read for poetry lovers AND all who just love to read. Looking forward to more from Mr Baker! Everyone needs to read Dark Earth and the rest of his books! I know I will!
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Earth is a thought-provoking collection of poems written by Dean Baker I found it to be excellent poetry… I recommend adding it to your collection.
5.0 out of 5 stars Poetry at its finest….
I read a lot, of poetry, and, well, everything I can find. I’ve now read three of Dean’s books, and can honestly say I know of NO modern writer, still alive, or dead, who writes with such honesty, such power, and, such erudition. He has an innate, deep understanding of human nature, which comes across clearly, in both the simplest, and most complex of his poems…
Dean’s books will someday be required reading for anyone who studies literature, poetry, or, human artistry…Every one of his books is a bargain, at whatever price you pay…. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150052591X – do check the reviews
THE LATEST BOOK – PETTY GODS OF APPARENT DECLINE, 121 PAGES https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1091177414/
‘Poetry that is classic and timeless.’
‘Vital, intense and uncompromising – singular in clarity, artistry, and authenticity.’
‘Work which illuminates as it informs – a reviving sense of discovery and perspective.’
Dark Earth – “Rabelais and Hieronymus Bosch look out of dark chinks in these poems…”
’‘The most unique set of poems I have ever read…’
Silence Louder Than A Train – “Highly recommended…’‘
“… one would be hard pressed to do better…’‘
“…savagely introspective..” https://www.amazon.ca/Silence-Louder-Than-Train-Baker/dp/1494963353/